Well folks, I'm just about finished all the plastering on my new HO layout and just about a half hour ago prepared a fairly strong India Ink/Alcohol mix to wash the white scenery with. I just got home from the dollar store where I purchased two good size spray-type bottles and came home and filled one up witht the solution and began spraying. All of a sudden, as I was spraying, the plastic, yes indeed, plastic, bottle broke cleanly off at the top and you guessed it, the India Ink/alcohol mix went all over a nice brown carpet in the train room. :curse: Up the walls and down the door as well. Here I was faced with a huge, very black stain about three feet long and two feet wide and splatter everywhere. God.... it looked like a crime scene, only in black instead of red. I thought I'd let you all know about this for those of you who haven't done this yeat and so you won't go out and buy the cheap dollar store bottles to spray with. After a half hour of scrubbing with dish soap and water and a very stiff bruch, we were able to get a lot of it up by scrubbing and diluting it a lot with water and soap. Here's hoping it will all come out with another scrubbing. anyway folks, save yourself some trouble, spend a couple more bucks and by a decent spray bottle. I hope you have better luck than I did today. Well, gotta get back it again. Don't like the looks of this brown and (in places) grey carpet. :cry: Cheers. Bud M.